TROY, MI--(Marketwire - Feb 16, 2012) -, a leading nationwide provider of residential real estate valuations, today announced a re-alignment within their Sales Team. Inside Account Manager Tom Johnston will now focus his sales efforts largely within the state of Ohio. Johnston will be responsible for building relationships with new clients as well as expanding business with existing clients in the mortgage and lending industries throughout Ohio. has successfully grown and maintained appraisal management business in Ohio for more than 15 years. A strategic state within our 50-state coverage, Ohio is one of 28 states and U.S. territories we currently support for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The geographic area represented by includes: AL, AR, CO, DC, DE, FL, GA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MD, MO, MS, NC, NM, OH, OK, PA, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, and WV, as well as, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. These regions are managed by HUD'S GSA schedule administrator, HomeTelos.

As an Asset Manager for REO valuations, HomeTelos relies on to effectively manage appraisal services for HUD's single family residential portfolio. facilitates HUD's accelerated selling strategies by processing appraisals in a prompt, compliant manner using proprietary technology and knowledgeable staff. is confident that one-on-one representation in an already strong region will facilitate stronger client relationships. This tactical move, coupled with Johnston's concerted sales and relevant industry experience, will secure substantial market share gain. Stepping into the Outside Account Manager role was a natural progression of his talents. While also representing clients in Alabama, Florida, and Illinois, Johnston's primary focus will be in Ohio. He has ten years' experience in the mortgage industry, including real estate agent, loan officer and appraiser. He actively maintains his licensure and certification for the real estate, compliance and mortgage industries. is a leading independent, nationwide Appraisal Management Company (AMC). Our dual approach to appraisal management of superior client service and advanced technology has set us apart from other AMCs. Our infrastructure has been designed to ensure compliance to all state and federal regulatory requirements as well as appraiser independence. manages a panel of 10,000 state licensed appraisers nationwide and is committed to providing the highest quality and efficiency. We offer national coverage while retaining local competence.

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Kathy LaRosa
Communications Coordinator
Ph: 248.273.8650
FAX: 800.308.6727